Diversity Day Fair Sale

A few weekend ago, a friend of mine invited me to participate in their community’s Diversity Day Fair.

It’s a community fair, with people from many different background selling their countries’ foods, showing some arts, and performing music and dance on stage.

I did this event last year as well, and I sold some traditional Japanese cakes and modern, French influenced Japanese cream cakes. It was fun to have a cake shop for a day, and also seeing Northern Ireland’s people’s reaction to traditional Japanese flavour like ANKO (azuki bean paste) or MACCHA (green tea).

This year, I couldn’t go to the fair myself, as I had another event I promised to go. But many Japanese friends were taking part, and I could ask some girls to take my goods and sell it for me.

I decided to make only traditional Japanese cakes this time, as many people were curious and brave enough to try traditional Japanese cakes last year.

And I made many TAIYAKIs and DAIFUKUs.

P1060080 (640x481)Those are TAIYAKI filled with ANKO (Azuki bean paste).

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I also made some Custard filled TAIYAKI, which was popular this year.
And some DAIFUKU (rice dumpling with ANKO). (see Strawberry DAIFUKU here)

ANKO in DAIFUKU is usually KOSHI-AN, very smooth, puréed and filtered bean paste.  (ANKO made with whole bean is called, TUBU-AN. TAIYAKI uses TUBU-AN)

This puréeing and filtering takes some effort. I got a blister on my finger while doing this process.
You can buy KOSHI-AN in powder form in Japan, which you can add water and sugar. I think I should use powder one if you are catering for large number again!

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DAIFUKU with sweet black beans on left, DAIFUKU with white bean paste with sweet chestnuts on right.

(Sep 2013)


2 thoughts on “Diversity Day Fair Sale

  1. 中身がカスタードなら、こちらでもウケそうですね。チョコレートもうけそう。私は、大判焼きのこしあんが好きです。。。

    1. そうなんです、売っていただいたものの中で、カスタードの鯛焼きが一番早くになくなったそうです。大判焼き、いいですねぇ。子供のころ、私はあんこがだめで、カスタードの大判焼きが好きでした。

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